Pac-12 Championship and Beyond: Who’s Poised to Breakout?

Alex Heining Editorials

Our Beloved Ducks’ 2020 football season hasn’t lived up to snuff. It’s been a tumultuous year for the entire country, but we expected more of the outstanding recruits we were able to accumulate over the last couple offseasons. As a fan you can point to the starter turnover, loss of veteran presence, you name it. Then again, we are just fans. …

The Sky Is Not Falling for the Oregon Ducks

Joshua Whitted Editorials

Here are the facts. Oregon’s defense has significant problems. Losing to Oregon State was both unacceptable and embarrassing. And the Ducks are underperforming considering the amount of talent they’ve acquired in recent years. Here’s another fact. Oregon is just a few wins away from repeating as Pac-12 champions for the first time in nearly a decade. Fans have every right …

A Failed Fan Experience: the Pac-12 Championship Anticlimax

David Marsh Editorials

The expansion of the Pac-12 conference has not been to the benefit of fans. In my previous article I argued that the conference expansion has led to the loss of some key yearly rivalries, and that all we get in exchange is the promise of a glorious championship game. The championship game is supposed to be a clash of titans, …

Move Over Washington, It’s Oregon’s Turn to Run the Pac-12

Joshua Whitted Editorials

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for Washington fans, that sentiment may apply tomorrow afternoon, as the Huskies’ status as the premier program in the Pac-12 is in jeopardy. There’s no doubt that Washington currently sits atop of the food chain in the Pac-12. They’ve completely overhauled what was an underachieving roster and transformed it into a juggernaut. …

Road to the Championship: 2019 Oregon Ducks Through the Eyes of Willie Taggart

David Miller Editorials

It’s late in 2019, and another Oregon Ducks football season has just ended. The morning has broken gray and gloomy, rain flinging itself against the glass facade of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex as if delivering a million tiny blows from an angry sky. Willie Taggart swivels his desk chair to look out of his rain-dappled window onto the practice fields. The …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Dream Big with New Zealand Legend

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

After clinching its third consecutive Pac-12 Championship over the weekend, the No. 1 Oregon Ducks softball team (46-6) under New Zealand legend, coach Mike White, will continue its “spring reign” as the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks will face BYU on Thursday, after a Fresno State vs North Dakota State matchup, in a four-team double-elimination Eugene Regional at Howe Field. This year’s regional appearance marks …

A Look Inside Ducks’ 2015 Softball Season

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

College softball season has begun and I, personally, could not be more excited. I am a “retired” softball player due to some tough health diagnoses in high school but my love and appreciation for the game has yet to die nor will it! Our Oregon Ducks’ softball program is a force to be reckoned with, especially in the Pac-12. In fact, they …

Thanks For the Memories: Tribute to Our Skinny Hawaiian

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

With the upcoming departure of Marcus Mariota, I’d just like a moment to review and reflect on our beloved Skinny Hawaiian’s astounding career. In the coming days you will likely hear from ESPN how Mariota’s stock has fallen because of the Championship Game, and in the case of some, they might even say he shouldn’t be a first round pick …

Five Memorable Oregon Moments of 2014

Jordan Ingram History

It’s a new year and a new level of excitement for Duck fans. The Oregon football program continues to rocket to astonishing new heights under second-year head coach Mark Helfrich, and the Ducks have assembled yet another excellent year, earning a chance to play for the CFB national championship. The College Football Playoff is (finally) here. Two wins to a championship. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/dh7LVasOW5 …

Ducks Get Back to Work

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

So, our Ducks have had a very successful winning season (12-1), have various players that have won credible awards in college football including Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman and hold the Pac-12 Championship title. What else is there to do? We are not done yet Duck fans! Come January 1, 2015, our men will be taking the field in Pasadena, …

Mariota Leads Ducks to Pac-12 Championship

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Is it not an amazing time to be a Ducks fan or what?! Especially for those long-term fans like my father who sent me a picture from back home of our golden doodle giving him a high-five after the game in celebration. There is so much to discuss when it comes to last night’s major accomplishment not only for the …